“DEBRIS”

PIER 4 – HONG KONG CENTRAL – 21 MARCH | 04 APRIL 2016

After months in preparation, we’re proud to announce “Debris” a new solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils presented by Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation.

Open to the public between 21 March and 04 April at Pier 4 (Hong Kong Central).

Presenting a new body of multidiscliplinary works, “Debris” also features a site-specific installation on one of the city’s iconic trams – in circulation across Hong Kong from 19 March –, “encouraging visitors to explore the city and reflect on the nature of the urban environment through the lens of the artist.”

“For Debris, HOCA has selected iconic sites across Hong Kong – a moving tram and the ferry pier – to display works and installations that reflect the breadth of the local cultural landscape. Utilizing a variety of techniques such as drilling, billboard collages, neon light boxes, and sculpture to present an immersive experience, Vhils will deconstruct the images and tropes that have become symbols of the city itself. This re-arrangement of components represents the multiplicity of stimuli people are subjected to in the urban space and is part of a broader reflection on identity in contemporary urban societies. Inspired by the time he has spent as an artist-in-residence in the city, the new works are composed of portraits, juxtapositions and imbrications of graphic and geometric elements, metropolitan patterns and motifs that form a reflection on how individuals are both shaped and help form the seemingly overwhelming urban environment they inhabit.”

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